I see we’re hiring a new Assistant City Manager. This ACM will replace one who recently left for employment elsewhere. So, we will be back to a City Manager and two (??) ACMs. Salaries for those three manager positions tops $300,000. By the time you put in benefits that those positions are blessed with, we’re probably out somewhere in the neighborhood of $400,000 to $450,000 in direct costs. How many support staff are needed for those 3 positions? A half-million dollars for “management” positions at City Hall. Perhaps it takes that much to operate our fair City. Or, are we “top heavy”? From Community Development staff, to Finance Department staff, to Zoning, Code Enforcement, Public Works, etc. could any of the current duties performed by Assistant City Managers be moved to department heads? I guess when I hear City Commissioners wanting to cut social service budgets and argue over $1,000 here and $500 there… Have the Commissioners performed an in-depth evaluation as to whether or not the vacancy at ACM really needs filled?